What to Do If You Get Injured At Work
If you’ve gotten hurt at work, the first call you should make is to Tree City Chiropractic in Tualatin. Work injuries need to be evaluated, treated, and documented right away. Here’s why...
Injuries and Time
It’s far too common for people to wait and see how bad an injury is before seeking medical care. Waiting is the last thing you want to do. It’s also common for pain to not set in until a day or two later for various reasons, including an adrenaline rush.
Swelling and inflammation are two natural reactions you need a chiropractor to monitor after an injury. Some of each is normal and necessary to healing. However, prolonged swelling and inflammation causes tissue damage and muscle loss, along with stiff muscles that don’t get adequate blood supply.
Untreated injuries can lead to long-term damage and chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation can lead to heart disease, cancer and arthritis.
It’s also important to be seen right away for legal reasons. If you have to file a claim, the sooner you get medical attention, the better it is for your case. It also makes it simple for an insurance company to associate medical care with your work injury, making that one less headache you have to deal with.
How a Tualatin Chiropractor Treats Work Injuries
Dr. Joshua Pettigrew D.C. and Dr Daniel Lujan D.C. provide a plethora of treatment options that can help your injury heal quickly, including:
- Chiropractic adjustments: When you've sustained an injury, it jars the body, which can result in misalignment of the spine. Misalignment can contribute to muscle tension and increased pain. If it's not addressed, it can lead to weakness, injury, balance issues, and pain. Chiropractic adjustments ease the strain on the muscles, tendons, joints, ligaments, bones, and nerves.
- Home exercises and stretches: After an injury, the muscles that have been damaged (as well as the surrounding muscles) can lose flexibility and strength. Your chiropractor can recommend home exercises that rebuild strength, help prevent reinjury, and increase flexibility.
- Massage therapy: A massage therapist can help break up scar tissue, improve flexibility, and relax your muscles, providing immense pain relief.
- Adjunct services: Ultrasound, heat therapy, muscle stimulation, and more services help speed up the healing process and ease your pain.
Get Your Work Injury Treated in Tualatin
Chiropractic can determine which type of low back pain and the best course of treatment. Our doctors have a passion for helping patients get rid of their pain so they can get back to the lifestyle that brings them the most joy.
We also help complete workman’s comp paperwork so you don’t have to navigate it alone. We've been helping our neighbors with their workman's comp needs for years. We keep detailed records of your case, so filling out your claim will be a lot easier. Our detailed notes will also help you get the coverage you deserve from your claim.
Have questions or need to schedule an appointment? Call Tree City Chiropractic at (503) 692-6568. We look forward to helping you.